Lawrenceville, Ga., January 24, 2012 – Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. (ESCS), a leading provider of forward and reverse logistics for a diverse range of electronics products and replacement parts, today announced the appointment of Robert Coolidge as company President and Lanier Bivings as Chief Financial Officer.
“Both Robert and Lanier bring a wealth of experience to their respective roles,” said Robert Gowens, Chief Executive Officer of ESCS. “I am confident that under their expertise and leadership, Encompass will continue on a path of growth and success.”
Coolidge has more than 20 years of industry experience, beginning with Vance Baldwin, which was founded by his grandfather in 1953 and acquired by Encompass in 2007. Robert helped grow Vance Baldwin from a local electronics parts distributor of $3 million in 1990 to a national distributor providing original parts for consumer electronics, computer, printer and appliance parts with revenues exceeding $50 million in 2007.
Coolidge will also continue in his role as President of the Encompass Parts Distribution Division for which he has been responsible for national sales, vendor relations and IT management and development, as well as integration management.
Bivings is a seasoned financial professional with more than 20 years of experience with a strong background in manufacturing and distribution. Previous to Encompass, he served as CFO for Elite Storage Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of material handling equipment where he was responsible for development of production metrics and process improvement, inventory management and cost reduction in manufacturing.
Prior to Elite Storage, Bivings was an investment consultant, and also served as CFO for ShowTurf, Inc., a distributor of John Deere golf and turf equipment. Previous to ShowTurf he served as Corporate Accounting Manager and then Global Business Manager for Jabil Circuit. He was also a Senior Accountant for Ernst & Young.
About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
Encompass is a market leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services for a diverse and expanding range of consumer electronics, computer, major appliance and imaging products. Encompass, through its business units Encompass Parts Distribution and Encompass Service Solutions, provides end-to-end solutions for top OEMs, retailers, independent dealers and third-party administrators.
Encompass manages all stages of the product lifecycle, including finished goods and replacement parts logistics, board repair and product refurbishment services, returns management, asset value recovery and eco-friendly disposal. For more information, please visit encompass.com or find us on Facebook